Core Concepts, Homework, and Questions…
- The context for bandwidth is understanding that it is the real “anchor” to your practice. The center of your bandwidth is stability, which leads to clarity, confidence, and power.
- This is just an introduction to the topic. This topic get’s very deep quickly and we spend 4 weeks on it in our Mastery course. Specifically giving you tools to expand your bandwidth and how to prep yourself for any situation, but understanding the basics is key.
- What is Bandwidth? It is your “normal” state of being? What are the clues that you have more or less “tolerance” and reactivity for what’s happening in the elephant? The width of you bandwidth power of EWO mediation.
- The “logical container” and the core of the application are to “contain” the elephant reactions, giving us an opportunity to respond rather than REACT. This is power. Not giving you power over your behavior to things outside of your body. Our need to control our worlds is an illusion.
- The width of the band is how close to “losing it” you are. The wider it is, the more power you have.
- The S.O.B.E.R. pause stands for Stop, Observe, Breath, Expand our awareness, and then Respond (not React) brings us back to center and takes back the power you are giving up. .
- This is a practice that can change your biology quickly! And forever. Building your tolerance or capacity for any situation to still be present and not “reactive” gives us FREEDOM!
- Increase the meditation to 8 minutes.
- Review the meditation guide and pay close attention to suggestions regarding eyesight and posture, and setting up a practice.
- Set an “interval bell” at 2-minute intervals on the Insight Timer App. And try it with the bell and without the bell.
- During the day, pick several spots where a SOBER pause could be helpful. Checking email, before going into your home, a natural stopping point between activities.
- Explore your bandwidth throughout the day. Are you a morning person? Afternoon? Different on different days of the week? Is it affected by diet, exercise, and sleep? Does caffeine or sugar help or hurt? What causes you to loose it? What has power over you?
Questions to explore:
- Journaling: What is your bandwidth from day to day?
- When are you more likely to loose it?